Fiala nearly won the game for the Predators earlier in the overtime frame, but Blackhawks' goalie Corey Crawford made an unbelievable toe save.
It is a bleary eyed Pred Nation awakening today, bleary eyed but happy as the Nashville Predators spotted the Chicago Blackhawks a couple of goals in last night's game three, before storming back to score three unanswered, including Kevin Fiala's game victor deep in the first overtime to win 3-2 and establish the first 3-0 lead in a Stanley Cup playoff series in franchise history.
The Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators meet Thursday in game four of the National Hockey League playoffs first round at the Bridgestone Arena. Carrie Underwood, a seven-time Grammy Award victor, performed the national anthem. Kevin Fiala has two goals while Harry Zolnierczyk and Colton Sissons both have one through three games.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators are at a point they've never been before in franchise history, and now they have a chance to keep their first-round series from going back to Chicago. They sold off ace Chris Sale and outfielder Adam Eaton last off-season after a year in which they won 78 games with their two best players-winning even that many this season might be a stretch.
Denied on two golden chances earlier in the extra period, Fiala converted his third point-blank opportunity at 16:44 to deliver a 3-2 win and a 3-0 series lead for Nashville early Tuesday. Entertainment Tonight shared Fisher's recent thoughts on his marriage to Carrie and on his son. Pekka Rinne has given up two goals on 95 shots faced. And that win could come Thursday night when they face off for Game 4 in Nashville. Skilled players such as Artemi Panarin and Patrick Kane were looking to crack heads instead of score goals, and Ryan Hartman went off in the last minutes for an ugly butt-ending of Craig Smith's head. A seven-game tussle between Crosby and Alex Ovechkin is something we would all equally and eagerly await.More news: Ex Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer offers facts on government
Asked if this group can bounce back, Quenneville had a short answer: "We're going to have to".
Sure, but Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, AKA "Captain Serious", refuses to concede that. It was his second goal in as many games, and was the biggest goal of the Swiss forward's career.
With their backs against the wall and facing their first loss of the series, the third period was the Preds' time to shine. Then minutes later, he got an open shot from the slot, but Crawford got just enough of it to deflect the puck into the netting.
"That was tough", Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford said. Fiala received a ideal pass in the slot from winger James Neal. Carrie said, "Got that #PredsPride baby, from my fingers to my toes!"
Wearing a personal #12 Fisher jersey with the captain's "C", the "American Idol" victor showed her support for the home team in an outfit that also included nail polish to match the Predators' colors.